Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

Subscriber Podcast #20 - National Security Cinema: One Year On

Subscriber Podcast #20 – National Security Cinema: One Year On

A year ago I published the book National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood.  On this month's subscriber podcast I reflect on the success of the book, its impact on media coverage of the topic of government influence on entertainment and the plans for a ...
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Trump's Movie Trailer for Kim Summit Exposes Hypocrisy of Entertainment Propaganda

Trump’s Movie Trailer for Kim Summit Exposes Hypocrisy of Entertainment Propaganda

The entertainment highlight of the Trump-Kim negotiations is undoubtedly the fake movie trailer for A Story of Opportunity that the White House showed to North Korean officials and displayed before Trump's press conference in Singapore.  Perhaps the most interesting aspect to the Trump trailer fiasco is how commentators and critics ...
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ClandesTime 139 - The Politics of Star Wars

ClandesTime 139 – The Politics of Star Wars

This week I review the most recent Star Wars film The Last Jedi and analyse its politics. I discuss its anti-war and progressive tokenism, and why this is ultimately undermined by being symbolic, and not narrative-based.  None of the ‘progressive’ character moments or dialogue in the film have any meaningful ...
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National Security Cinema - Tom Secker on the Rory O'Connor Podcast

National Security Cinema – Tom Secker on the Rory O’Connor Podcast

I was recently invited onto the Rory O'Connor podcast to talk about National Security Cinema, the research methods we employed to get the information and documents, and the difference between the DOD and the CIA's approaches to Hollywood. Via the Rory O'Connor podcast: I talk to Tom Secker about his ...
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National Security Cinema - Tom Secker on The Dangerous History Podcast

National Security Cinema – Tom Secker on The Dangerous History Podcast

Professor CJ invited me onto his Dangerous History Podcast recently to discuss the research behind National Security Cinema, what we found, and what it means.  We talk about conspiracy theories, how I got into this line of research, what methods I employed, the nature of the entertainment liaison offices and ...
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Subscriber Podcast #16 - Why I do What I do

Subscriber Podcast #16 – Why I do What I do

On this month's subscriber-only podcast I talk about my political and personal motives for doing this sort of work as well some of my thoughts on strategies for tackling political problems. I discuss the history of anarchism - both intellectual and terroristic - and how I see my work fitting ...
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The Science and Entertainment Exchange - Tom Secker on PPR

The Science and Entertainment Exchange – Tom Secker on PPR

Pearse invited me back onto Porkins Policy Radio to chat about my research into the little-known Science and Entertainment Exchange.  We discussed how SEEX got started, their stated mission and aims and how they contrast sharply with what SEEX actually does, their ability to influence scripts and how the Pentagon ...
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ClandesTime 131 - The Science and Entertainment Exchange

ClandesTime 131 – The Science and Entertainment Exchange

The Science and Entertainment Exchange (or SEEX) has consulted on over 1300 films and TV shows in less than 10 years, but outside of Hollywood few people know who they are and what they do. This week we pull back the curtain to look at their activities and their agenda ...
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